Entertainment

The Rachael Ray Show

The celebrity chef, best known for her 30-minute meals, hosts this daytime talk show, which includes interviews, musical performances, human-interest stories, tips for parenting, shopping, travel and more, and, of course, recipes galore. Advance tickets are available online only. Tapings are typically Tues-Thurs for shows at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (arrival times 10 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.). Days and times subject to change. Free.

The Sheen Center

The Catholic Archdiocese of New York's new cultural center is named after the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, whose TV and radio programs in the 1950s and 1960s attracted millions of viewers and listeners. The center for thought and culture casts a wide net and features an eclectic lineup of the performing and visual arts, symposia, lectures and exhibits in its state-of-the-art facility. Programs range from art and comedy to religion and politics to movies and classical music.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

After several decades in Los Angeles, The Tonight Show is back in NYC, with Jimmy Fallon as host. Tickets to the live taping are complimentary and must be reserved online. For further information, call the hotline Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 212.664.3056.

The Town Hall

“The People's Concert Hall” boasts an eclectic lineup of performers. Highlights:

Aug. 28: Konstantin Raikin: “Heaven Above the Chaos”

Sept. 5: “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World”

Sept. 11: Josh Fox: “The Truth Has Changed”

Sept. 17: Reese Witherspoon: “Whiskey in a Teacup Tour”

Sept. 24: Byrds Co-founders Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman

Sept. 29: Adir Miller

The Triad

The Upper West Side theater and club features a variety of singers and comedians, with several shows nightly.

The True

(Previews began Sept. 4, 2018, opens Sept. 20, 2018, closes Oct. 28, 2018)

The New Group’s world-premiere production of Sharr White’s play stars Edie Falco as Polly Noonan, a female powerbroker in the male-dominated patronage politics of 1977. Politics is always personal for this longtime defender of Albany’s Democratic Party machine, especially now that her hero, the city’s “mayor for life” (Michael McKean), faces the biggest primary challenge of his career.

Schedule: Tu-F 7:30 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 2 pm

Tickets start at $75

The View

The co-hosts of this live Mon-Fri daytime chat show—Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace—are never at a loss for words or stuck for an opinion about anything and everything. Celebrity guests enliven the proceedings. Ticket requests to join the audience must be made online. For day-of-show standby tickets, guests are invited to join the queue at the studio at 9:30 a.m. and are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability once ticketholders have been seated. Free.

The Waverly Gallery

(Previews begin Sept. 25, 2018, opens Oct. 25, 2018, tickets on sale thru Jan. 27, 2019)

Gladys is a feisty social activist, old-school liberal and longtime art gallery owner in Greenwich Village, whose grip on her independence loosens as she succumbs to Alzheimer’s disease. Elaine May, Joan Allen, Lucas Hedges and Michael Cera star in Kenneth Lonergan’s memory play about a family in crisis. 

Schedule: M-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm

Beginning Oct. 9, 2018: Tu-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

The Wendy Williams Show

The outspoken former DJ dishes out celebrity gossip and interviews famous personalities. Advance tickets are available online for live tapings Mon-Wed at 10 a.m. and Thurs at 10 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. When available, standby tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the studio no later than 8:30 a.m. on the day of the show. Free.

TKTS Booths

Day-of-performance discount tickets for many Broadway and Off-Broadway shows may be purchased by credit card or cash at the four permanent TKTS booths in Times Square (Father Duffy Square), in Lower Manhattan (South Street Seaport, corner of Front & John sts.) and in Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium (61 W. 62nd St., btw Broadway & Columbus Ave.). Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent. The service charge of $4.50 per ticket helps support other TDF (Theatre Development Fund) services and programs.

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